About to hit 15K and really nervous. Need some advice.
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    About to hit 15K and really nervous. Need some advice.

    Ok so I just bought my 2012 LX. Problem number one: No service history with the car. Problem number 2: it was a rental so the owners manual has gone bye bye. It's a great car and there's NOTHING wrong with it that I know of. Now I want to get on KIA's maint. schedule, but I'm hesitant about taking it to the dealer. If I tell them that it has no service history or an owners manual, I'm afraid they might see $$$$$$$$ signs. I contacted KIA yesterday about getting replacement manuals, so we'll see. Also I will do my own oil change, but what will the 15K inspection cost assuming nothing needs replaced other than normal replacement items? Could anyone email me the service schedule for a 2012? All I found was for a 2011 (should be the same but you never know).

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    Have you checked KGIS?
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    Sorry whats that?

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    http://www.kiatechinfo.com/ it has everything you need to know about your car
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    loaded 11' platinum graphite SX (build date 3/11), 30% tints, 3.0 k-badge, k5 badge, Remote start w/ factory key FOB, LED stage 2, LED DRL, LED switchbacks, 6000k low & fog, led door handle, Injen, led bumper reflector, k5 door scuff, power folding mirror w/ auto fold.

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    Thanks bud. Registered with it. Yeah so all I would have missed is a air filter change, and oil change, and a vaccuum hose check. Should cause no problems. So how about the missing manuals? Think KIA can replace them for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    Thanks bud. Registered with it. Yeah so all I would have missed is a air filter change, and oil change, and a vaccuum hose check. Should cause no problems. So how about the missing manuals? Think KIA can replace them for me?
    They can but might charge you for it. Do you want a hard copy? Cause there is a PDF version
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    loaded 11' platinum graphite SX (build date 3/11), 30% tints, 3.0 k-badge, k5 badge, Remote start w/ factory key FOB, LED stage 2, LED DRL, LED switchbacks, 6000k low & fog, led door handle, Injen, led bumper reflector, k5 door scuff, power folding mirror w/ auto fold.

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    I would like the hard copy. I'm a paper manual guy (work on aircraft so it's habit), and I would like to give the next owner (whenever I sell it) to have a complete-as-can-be service history with manuals. Although I doubt they will give a crap it makes me feel better.

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    If Kia won't give you one, ebay has a few: 12 2012 Kia Optima Owners Manual | eBay

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    Very simple you don't need to tell them that you haven't done any maintenance to the car. You are right about the sealership sticking it to you. So please do yourself a favor and don't tell them that. You haven't really missed much. all you missed is 2 oil changes and 2 tire rotations

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